Kingfisher extends lockout, faces licence cancellation
Late Thursday night, the airline said it was extending to Oct 12 the lockout declared Oct 1 after negotiations with the striking employees failed amid reports that airline is not in a position to pay the full salaries to its employees since the lenders have refused fresh funding.
Spelling more trouble for the beleaguered airline, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the carrier will not be allowed to fly if it fails to satisfy mandatory safety norms.
"In order to give them (Kingfisher Airlines) permission to fly again, they have to satisfy the DGCA (Directorate-General of Civil Aviation) on all safety issues and get all their employees back," Singh told IANS.
"We will have to see the legality of the move to suspend or cancel their licence," the minister said, adding that the regulator could send a showcause notice to the airline.
The Delhi Police is likely to conduct more raids in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Teams of the Delhi Police's special cell have been sent to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Kolkata to conduct searches and track the money trail in the IPL spot-fixing case.
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